Hidden away in the bottom corner of the country, Tasmania is no longer Australia’s best kept secret. An outstanding reputation for food, wine and art has rendered Hobart as a modern hotspot for tourists.
Situated 1300 metres above the ground, the summit of Mount Wellington offers stunning views of the city and Derwent River. There are plenty of walking and cycling opportunities for exercise enthusiasts too.
One of the main reasons for Hobart’s popularity is the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA), the largest privately funded museum in Australia. Housing over 400 works from local professional gambler David Walsh’s private collection, MONA is the crown jewel of Hobart’s art scene.
Producing the goods
Hobart restaurants, bars and eateries are typically impressive, given they have access to the state’s outstanding local produce. Superb beer, wine, meat, cheese and seafood are highly sought after throughout the rest of Australia.
Head to market
There is no better way to sample the gourmet delights and handcrafted goods from all over Tasmania than at Salamanca Place. Operating every Saturday morning along the Hobart waterfront, the Salamanca Markets are a Tasmanian institution.
Source : Studies in Australia